The Department of English and the Christopher Center today released the Summer 2013 (Vol. 2, Issue 2) of the Valparaiso Fiction Review (VFR).
In this issue, you’ll find the journal’s first VU alum (Matthew Duffus, ’98) and its second international author (Peter Cowlam). Established authors James Ulmer, S. Frederic Liss, Jody Hobbs Hesler, and Sara Lippmann also contributed.
Assistant Editors for this issue were recent alumni Emily Bahr (’12) and Ethan Grant (’12), as well as current students Caitlin Carter, Juliana Kapetanov, Gregory Maher, Mary Morales-Rivera, Ryan Morgan, Ayla Peczkowski, Ian Roseen, Rachel Shore, Garrett Warren, and Rebecca Werner.
Co-Editors Jonathan Bull (Assistant Professor of Library Services), Edward Byrne (Professor of English) and Associate Editor Doretta Kurzinski (Instructor of English) invite everyone to examine this fourth issue of VFR to read the fine stories and to pass along word to others who might be interested.
The issue is available at: http://scholar.valpo.edu/vfr
ValpoScholar, Valpo’s institutional repository, has just recorded its 500,000th download after only two years of operation.
Since March 2011, ValpoScholar has collected over 2,500 files from Valpo faculty, staff, and students in addition to publishing four professional journals and three student publications. These files are integrated and indexed with most major search engines, making Valpo scholarship and creative work easily available to the world with one simple search.
Most faculty, staff, and students receive monthly notifications of how many times their files have been downloaded, indicating which of their pieces of scholarship might be having the biggest impact in their respective subject areas.
ValpoScholar is jointly hosted by the Christopher Center and the Law Library. If you would like more information on ValpoScholar, please visit http://scholar.valpo.edu/ or contact Jonathan Bull (email@example.com or Ext. 5771).
Given that the majority of information resources available for faculty and students are online, and given that print usage and gate count statistics show that few faculty and students are in the Christopher Center Library on Sundays during the summer sessions, it has been determined that the Christopher Center Library will be closed on Sundays in Summer 2013, from Sunday May 26 to Sunday August 18. The Library will open again on Sunday, August 25 before the Fall 2013 semester begins. Since the library is already closed on Saturdays in the summer (except on FOCUS weekends), this will effectively mean that the library will be closed on weekends this coming summer.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Dr. Brad Eden, Dean of Library Services, at x5099 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Are you an undergraduate that has done a research project in the last year (calendar year 2012)? Do you have the short time it will take to write a 500-750 word essay on your research process? Then you could win $1000 from the Christopher Center library! See the library’s award page for more details.
The new issue of the Journal of Values-Based Leadership has been released. This eleventh issue of the College of Business publication features articles by A. Michael Conrad, Paul R. Dannar, Joseph P. Hester, Rick Setzer, Dodi W. Irawonto, Phil L. Ramsey, David M. Tweed, Angela Lumpkin, Sharon K. Stoll, William H. Bishop, Sharifullah Baig, Zeenat Shah, Nancy E. Landrum, Carolyn L. Gardner, and David M. Boje. Published since 2008, JVBL explores issues of ethics in business and governmental leadership and past authors have included former U.S. Sen. Richard Lugar and former U.S. Rep. Jill Long Thompson.
Prof. Elizabeth Gingerich serves as JVBL’s Editor-in-Chief and Profs. Jonathan Bull and Nancy Scannell assist as Technical Advisors. For more information about JVBL and to access the new issue, visit http://scholar.valpo.edu/jvbl/.
Beginning this Thursday, January 10, university faculty will review the latest books by J.K. Rowling, Junot Diaz, Kevin Powers, Callum Roberts, Louise Erdrich, Richard Russo, Amanda Bennett, and Ian McEwan. Sponsored by Valpo’s Department of English, 2013 marks the 40thyear for Books and Coffee and a new review will be held each Thursday, through the end of February.
This year’s first review will be The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling, reviewed by Randa Duvick, Professor of Foreign Languages and Literatures at 4 PM in the Christopher Center’s Community Room. All Books and Coffee reviews are free and open to the public on Thursdays in January and February. For the full schedule and more information, please visit Department of English: www.valpo.edu/english.
Interested in what’s been going on in the library? The Valpo Library fall newsletter is available in ValpoScholar at this link.
A new exhibit in the fireplace lounge on the third floor of the Christopher Center honors the memory of former member and chair of the Valparaiso University Board of Directors, Gerald Pelzer. Items donated to the University Archives by his wife, Patricia, include the academic hood with documentation of his Honorary Doctor of Laws from Valpo and his most cherished award, the Lumen Christi Medal.
The Christopher Center Library has been awarded an NEH Preservation Grant for Smaller Institutions to conduct a preservation assessment of the rare book collection in the Archives and Special Collections Department. The results of this assessment will inform current and future directions regarding the preservation, care, and digitization of VU’s rare books. For further information, contact Dr. Brad Eden, Dean of Library Services, at x5099 or at email@example.com.
The Christopher Center is delighted to announce release of the Winter 2012 issue of Valparaiso Fiction Review, the international literary journal published by the Department of English and Christopher Center for Library and Information Resources. This issue of the journal contains compositions of short fiction by Bryan Shawn Wang, Jessica Roeder, Alan McMonagle, Nathan Gower, Joel Hans, and Tony Van Witsen. At nearly 200 pages, this is the largest issue of VFR thus far, and it is the first to present an international author.
The new issue was edited by Jonathan Bull, Edward Byrne, and Doretta Kurzinski, and assisted by students and recent graduates: Emily Bahr, Caitlin Carter, Ethan Grant, Juliana Kapetanov, Gregory Maher, Mary Morales-Rivera, Ryan Morgan, Ayla Peczkowski, Ian Roseen, Rachel Shore, Garrett Warren, and Rebecca Werner.